Smart Don't Smoke
A Tel Aviv University researcher has found that young men who smoke are likely to have lower IQs than their non-smoking peers.
A Tel Aviv University researcher has found that young men who smoke are likely to have lower IQs than their non-smoking peers. His study, which was conducted on young men in the Israeli army, found that the average IQ for a non-smoker was about seven points higher than that of a smoker. Young men who smoked at least a pack a day has an even lower average IQ. "People with lower IQs are not only prone to addictions such as smoking," said Prof. Mark Weiser of Tel Aviv University's Department of Psychiatry. "These same people are more likely to have obesity, nutrition and narcotics issues."
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face"
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
The climate change we're witnessing is more dramatic than we might think.
A lazy buzz phrase – 'Is this the new normal?' – has been doing the rounds as extreme climate events have been piling up over the past year. To which the riposte should be: it's worse than that – we're on the road to even more frequent, more extreme events than we saw this year.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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